Japan Implements Additional Russian Sanctions

The Japanese Ministry of Economy of Economy, Trade, and Industry announced additional sanctions against 36 Russian individuals and 52 organizations. Tokyo says the sanctions are designed to prohibit the sale or transfer of goods that could “enhance (Russian) military capability.” The ban on exports includes semiconductor equipment and components, robots, power generators, explosives, vaccines, X-ray inspection gear, and gas exploration equipment. Two of the individuals included in the sanctions are Russian Justice Minister Konstantin Chuychenko and Deputy Defense Minister Mikhail Mizintsev.